So this guy Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist for the New York Times, publicly dropped the A-bomb recently.
He has publicly made an astounding accusation that former Vice President Dick Cheney ordered assassinations, in foreign countries, during his time in office. That in practice he had at his disposal “an executive assassination ring”.
We’ve got a lot of problems to fix in this country… but among the many high priorities, none are higher than ensuring that proper government checks and balances are in place to detect and deal with unlawful activities of this magnitude.
In the 21st century, this backwater imperialism cannot be tolerated. We must demand an investigation into such a serious accusation. If it’s false, it will clear Cheney’s name. Okay not really, but Hersh will be guilty of slander and will go to jail or whatever. If it is true, then we will show that no administration is above the law.
I don’t doubt that previous presidents Clinton, Bush Sr, Reagan… have had some shady dealings in the past, but if someone of Hersh’s stature had made this accusation of them, there would have been a uproar and an investigation. With Bush/Cheney it’s Meh. This is not okay.
Our democracy shouldn’t be an occult out of control beast. Off and on throughout the short but colorful history of the US, we’ve scored high and low in this regard, but now that we understand our dependency on the rest of the planet, we must conduct business in the open in a transparent way.
Let’s ensure our future freedom by cleaning up our recent, terrifying past.